thyroid disease

Looking for Rapid Relief? You may need Magnesium.

One way to get more magnesium is by bathing in Epsom Salt baths.

One way to get more magnesium is by bathing in Epsom Salt baths.

According to The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, being deficient in this one critical mineral makes you twice as likely to die than other people.  This might seem like a stretch, but I assure you, it’s not, and it’s one of the most depleted minerals in the American population.

Deficiencies in this mineral can cause or attribute to symptoms such as:

  • Muscle cramps

  • Twitching

  • Muscle pain

  • A feeling of tightness

  • Insomnia

  • Irritability

  • Anxiety

  • Autism

  • Asthma

  • Constipation

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Diabetes

  • High Blood Pressure

  • ...and many more

This life changing mineral is: MAGNESIUM and it’s quite possible that you might get rapid relief from adding more of it to your diet.

Often overlooked as an essential supplement, it’s safe to say that most everyone can benefit from some intentional addition of it whether it’s in food form or supplement form.  ***Caution here lies with individuals who have any type of kidney dysfunction. In that case, you must be in an active partnership with a physician who can guide you in this matter.***  

Some foods high in magnesium are kelp, almonds, cashews, buckwheat, brazil nuts, dulse, millet, pecans, walnuts, figs, dates, collard greens, shrimp, avocado, parsley, beans and garlic.

While some may wish to get their intake from food sources, it can be difficult with an autoimmune diagnosis, like Hashimoto’s, since there is usually an impaired ability to extract and absorb minerals from whole foods eaten due to gut issues.  If you have Hashimoto’s or a thyroid dysfunction, look into my Thyroid Alive! Program where we discuss in detail how to get your body back on track.

Magnesium is also needed for thyroid-pituitary communication.  If we are deficient in this mineral it makes the job of the pituitary gland and the signaling to the thyroid gland more difficult, which suppresses activity.  

Foods that inhibit absorption are coffee, soda drinks, salt, sugar and alcohol.  Stress will also inhibit absorption so learn how to practice active relaxation. Some prescription medications will also have an impact.

The most absorbable forms are magnesium citrate, glycinate, or taurate.

Avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate and oxide.  They are poorly absorbed.

You can also apply magnesium topically through a magnesium oil solution or through an Epsom Salt bath to help restore levels.

The RDA for magnesium is 300 mg a day and most of us are getting far less than 200 mg per day.  Some may need much more than 300 mg depending on their condition and bio-individuality.

So if you’re coping with symptoms, take some serious consideration into learning more about magnesium! It really is needed for vibrant health!

If you’re looking for answers and want to chat or check out my Thyroid Alive! Program, I’d love to meet you. It’s my passion to spread this much needed message so we can, collectively as a whole, start living the lives we were meant to live.


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When Your TSH is "Normal", But You Still Have Symptoms

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If you’re reading this, you’ve been told your thyroid looks fine because your TSH fell within the normal lab range, BUT you still feel like garbage. Like something is weighing you down. Like there’s something wrong inside, but you have no idea what or where to start.

There are so many low thyroid symptoms and you could be experiencing any number of them. Mine were fatigue, irritability, brain fog, muscle soreness and lack of motivation…just to name a few. I was also told my thyroid was fine. I was even handed a business card from my doctor to go talk to someone because, “It’s all in your head, sweetie. You’re healthier than you think you are.”

I created this intro video for my membership group, but I’m sharing it here so that you can get some answers…and help.

Thyroid function does not depend on a TSH marker alone and in this video you’ll learn why.

Things to consider when your TSH marker comes back "normal", but you're still having ALLLLL the symptoms.

If you’re looking for answers and want to chat or check out my Thyroid Alive! Program, I’d love to meet you. It’s my passion to spread this much needed message so we can, collectively as a whole, start living the lives we were meant to live.


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Sweet Potato Chili Boats

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Yesterday I was teaching a masterclass inside my membership group about the importance of magnesium when I was reminded of this recipe. Many of the ingredients in this dish (beans, avocados, garlic) are loaded with magnesium, a mineral that well over half of Americans are severely deficient in.

This is in part due to the fact that our soils in which the foods grow are massively depleted of minerals, but also because we are consuming a highly processed, packaged food diet where (unless fortified) are without much needed vitamins and minerals.

There are so many functions and systems in the body that depend on magnesium. For one, it impacts adrenal health and also the pituitary-thyroid communication. If this communication is suppressed then thyroid hormone production is impacted and symptoms will occur.

If you’re curious about other symptoms that can happen with low magnesium, check out my article here.

Until then, enjoy your healthy dose of magnesium with these tasty Sweet Potato Chili Boats!

Sweet Potato Chili Boats

Homemade Taco and Chili Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes Ingredients:

2 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. paprika

6 tbsp. ground cumin

4 tsp. salt

3 tsp. black pepper

Directions: Mix everything in a bowl and then store in an airtight container.

Notes: Use 1.5 tbsp. of seasoning for every 1 pound of meat.

 

Make the sweet potatoes up to 3-4 days ahead of time if desired. First, rinse and poke each potato with a knife or fork to allow steam to escape. Next, wrap each rinsed (but not dried - some moisture is needed for the steam) sweet potato into a square of aluminum foil. Wrap tightly to prevent juice from seeping out then place in a crockpot and cook on high for 4-6 hours. Store in refrigerator until needed.